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Applying for a licence for fireworks

If you are thinking of selling and storing fireworks, to do so you will need to apply to Trading Standards.

What are the terms and conditions?

Before applying for a Licence to store fireworks or other pyrotechnic articles please study the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance documents on storing and selling fireworks safely.

The HSE have published a separate guidance leaflet for storing and selling pyrotechnic articles safely. For more detailed guidance on the 'Explosives Regulations 2014' please refer to the HSE guidance on fireworks in retail premises.

How do I apply for a licence?

To apply for a fireworks licence please complete an online application form via gov.uk.

Please contact Trading Standards if you have any queries.

For an up to date list of fees please see the Trading Standards fees and timescales page.

If you are applying for new licence we will consider visiting your premises to assess its suitability before processing your application. We may also need to inform the local planning authority, and consult with Surrey Police and Surrey Fire and Rescue.

New Applications for a firework licence

Before submitting your application please note that you must allow for a minimum of four weeks for a new application to be processed. This allows for the necessary processes, site visit and any amendments to be carried out before a licence will be issued.

Any applications submitted after 20 September 2019 will not be processed prior to the commencement of 15 October main fireworks sales period

What if I have any queries, concerns or complaints?

If you have queries, concerns or complaints about your application, please contact Trading Standards.

Files available to download

  • Age Restricted products trader guidance (924.3 KB)
    Laws prohibit the sale of certain products to persons under certain ages. This guidance is designed to take you through the requirements of the law and assist in compliance for the products that you sell.

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